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Samantha Beiko

Samantha Beiko

Fri, January 24, 2020

Samantha Beiko has recently gone full-time as an independent contractor and is the new Co-Publisher at ChiZine Publications.

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Ceileigh Mangalam

Ceileigh Mangalam

Fri, January 24, 2020

Ceileigh Mangalam is the Editorial Intern for Simon & Schuster Canada and couldn't be more excited about the work she's doing there!

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Jordyn Martinez

Jordyn Martinez

Fri, January 24, 2020

Jordyn Martinez graduated from Humber's Creative Book Publishing Program (CBPP) in 2015.

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Elizabeth Hilborn

Elizabeth Hilborn

Fri, January 24, 2020

How many people can say they’ve met Margaret Atwood, Chris Hadfield, Jason Priestly, and Elaine Lui in person?

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Nominated for Five Video Game Awards

Nominated for Five Video Game Awards

Fri, January 24, 2020

Kaitlin Tremblay, a graduate of Humber's Creative Book Publishing program, has been nominated for five video game awards.

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Carolyn McNeillie

Carolyn McNeillie

Fri, January 24, 2020

Carolyn McNeillie studied painting in university.

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Sarah Smith-Eviemark

Sarah Smith-Eviemark

Fri, January 24, 2020

The Creative Book Publishing program was fundamentally important to building my publishing career.

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Book Summit 2014

Book Summit 2014

Fri, January 24, 2020

On June 19, Book Summit 2014, “In Bed with the Reader: Marketing Uncovered,” delves into the deepest desires of Canadian readers.

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Grad Spotlight: Fadi Sara

Grad Spotlight: Fadi Sara

Tue, January 21, 2020

Fadi Sara graduated from 3D Animation in 2015 and is now the Tracking and Layout Department Lead at Mr. X in Toronto. 

Fadi was recently featured in The Focus Magazine for his team's work on the dramatic scene where Brad Pitt's character plummets 80,000 feet to Earth from an antenna that extends outside the planet's atmosphere.

We caught up with Fadi to find out more about what he does and how Humber helped him get there.

What is your current job title and what does that mean on a daily basis?

My current job title is "Tracking and Layout Department Lead" at Mr.X Inc in Toronto, Ontario. The tasks I perform in a day can vary, so here are some of the things that I do:

Lead - I oversee a team of 8 others on a daily basis as part of my duties as lead. I work with them to address any issues or concerns they have, as well as just general supervision, support, and direction.

New Show Setup – I work with the technical leads in the studio to set up new shows. I help ingest the data that’s been given to us by clients and set up the foundation required for each show so they’re ready for our artists to work with. This includes things like dictating render resolutions, color spaces, and software templates.

Interviews – I conduct interviews alongside my manager to scout for potential new hires in the Toronto tracking and layout department.

General Troubleshooting – I work alongside all the artists in my department to help them with any issues they may have. This can be related to the specific shot/show that they’re working on, or it could be one of our proprietary tools that needs bug fixes.

Pipeline Overseeing – I manage and oversee the pipeline for the Tracking and Layout department across all 3 locations. The "pipeline" is the technical term for the proprietary toolsets that allow for the transfer of data from one department to the other. I discuss, oversee and approve any development that affects the data coming into or going out of the tracking and layout team.

Training – Having worked with a team to pioneer the current training system in place for Tracking and Layout, I still oversee the training to this day. New hires for Toronto are seated next to me and get 1-on-1 time as they are introduced to the tools and workflow. Once they’re at a comfortable level, we put them into production. During this phase, they continue to sit next to me so I can oversee their work and troubleshoot any hiccups they may experience.

Shot Work – If there’s nothing from the above list on my plate for that day, I work on individual shots alongside my team.

What was your career path to get where you are now?

My career path after leaving Humber has been fairly single track. I was hired at Mr. X while still in my third year and have been here ever since. I was brought in as an "Entry Level Tracking Artist". Over the years, I was presented with more responsibility and higher-level tasks as my skillset, knowledge, and experience grew.

In the fall of 2017, I worked with my supervisors to restructure and establish an entirely updated training program for new hires in our department. This training has been widely successful. Over 10 artists have gone through it since and almost all are now at a senior level.

In the spring of 2018, I was given the opportunity to travel to India. We opened a branch in Bangalore and I was sent there to train the staff of the tracking and layout department in our proprietary toolsets and workflows. I held live demos, recorded hours of video training documentation, established personal connections and rapport with the individual artists, and continued communication with them afterwards, overseeing their work and progress.

In the fall of 2019, the position for department lead became available and I was presented with the promotion. I’ve been in that role since.

How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?

Humber did a fantastic job of preparation me for my career.

The education I received allowed me to build a portfolio that helped me acquire the position in the first place.

The outreach to former students and industry professionals prepared me by helping set up an in-depth network of resources and contacts. This helped me understand the importance of communication and references. It was a Humber grad I met through this networking that recommended me for the position at Mr. X, helping me secure the job.

Studio tours and guest speakers hosted by the professors gave me insider knowledge about the workings of the industry, and supported everything the instructors were telling us. Humber also helped prepare me with useful pointers on how to set up my demo reel, website, and resume to stand out more than other applicants.

Find out more about Fadi Sara on IMDB and read the articles where he and his team were featured: 

https://www.thefocus.com/news/ad-astra-fall-brad-pitt-mr-x-fall-from-space

https://www.thefocus.com/news/ad-astra-brad-pitt-fall-mr-x-visually-chaotic

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Grad Spotlight: Ross Munro

Grad Spotlight: Ross Munro

Tue, January 21, 2020

Ross Munro graduated in 1986 from the Film & Television Production Program. We asked Ross about his journey from Humber student to filmmaker.

What are you doing now and what was your career path to get here?

After gaining valuable experience in all facets of film work, I decided to specialize in Screenwriting and, a few years after graduating, found myself writing and directing my first feature film "Brewster McGee" which was shot on 16mm black and white film. Over the next several years, I continued my filmmaking journey here in Vancouver with my documentary short "Broken Palace" as well as my most recent feature film "A Legacy of Whining" (which I also acted in). I have just completed (along with my Producer/wife Maria) our new documentary "European Tour '73".

Tell us some of your favourite Humber memories.

The memories that I cherish most from my time at Humber are of the many great friendships that I made with my fellow Humber film students and the amazing (and sometimes nerve wracking) moments we spent getting our film projects across the finish line in time!

Also, upon arriving at Humber College, I immediately found the offices of the campus newspaper "The Humber Voice" and became the film critic for the paper for the next three years. This allowed me to received a press pass to cover the Toronto International Film Festival which was enormously exciting ("Hey! Is that Roger Ebert getting on the elevator...!).

How did Humber help you get where you are now?

I think the best thing about studying film at Humber College was how well it prepared me for real life in the film world. Just like in the film business, we had to learn how to exist and get along within a group of fellow crew members and be able to respect and listen to each other's creative ideas and to balance and be productive amongst all the different personalities and viewpoints involved. Also, the course's expectation of having us learn all the different functions and duties in the film world gave us a very well-rounded and valuable opportunity for some incredible hands-on learning.

Share a tip for upcoming filmmakers.

I think it's important for potential filmmakers to get a solid understanding of their craft - whether it's going to film school or learning online or especially going to as many movies as possible - that's key. When I went to Humber, I used to jump on a bus downtown almost everyday after class and see as many movies as I could (they used to have a collection of very cool repertory movie houses that featured amazing film titles from North America and around the world!).

Also, I think it shouldn't be overlooked just how important it is for filmmakers to get out and meet as many like-minded individuals as possible (yes, that dreaded word "networking"!). Making a film is a social experiment at all times and you will need as many people pulling in the same direction as you as possible. Get out of your comfort zone and start being part of your chosen community! Help other filmmakers on their sets, support other filmmakers and creatives - the love will make its way back to you!

Watch the trailers for Ross's films "A Legacy of Whining" and "European Tour '73".

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Grad Spotlight: Steve Onotera, The Samurai Guitarist

Grad Spotlight: Steve Onotera, The Samurai Guitarist

Tue, January 21, 2020

Steve Onotera AKA The Samurai Guitarist graduated from Humber's Bachelor of Music program in 2012.

Back in his third year at Humber, Steve made a case for a business which, he happily reports, has been his full time job for nearly 5 years. He told us a bit about the business and how Humber helped him make it a reality.

What are you currently working on and what was your career path to get there?

In 2014, I started a YouTube channel called the Samurai Guitarist. Since then I have built a following of 500k followers with over 54 million views. I've branched out to doing sponsored deals, merchandising, an online guitar course and a number of other things that have built a comfortable and fulfilling life in music. I've traveled the world because of this and can't go into a guitar store without being recognized (this is still weird for me).

What other projects have you worked on since leaving Humber?

A failed country band.

How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?

It was very beneficial, many of the skills I learned at school I still use on a regular basis. From working in the studio to my music business class with Andy Scott, there is very little I learned that I don’t use regularly. 

 

Photo credit: Jenny Marrin

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Grad Spotlight: Keisha James

Grad Spotlight: Keisha James

Tue, January 21, 2020

Keisha James's work is easy to find - just take the TTC to Dundas station.

Keisha graduated from Humber's Film & Media Production Program in 2018 and we caught up with her to find out more about the project.

Your work is prominently displayed at Dundas station in Toronto. Tell us more.

This is the end result of a year-long artist residency with VIBE Arts and RBC called "Desire Lines". VIBE is a non-profit organization delivering free arts education workshops to marginalized youth across the GTA, and as one of the emerging artists on the roster I was incredibly happy to be a part of this project. I produced a short film, the stills of which are being displayed alongside my headshot and poster on the TTC Pattison panels for one month in Dundas station.

Along with that, I am currently working on my next short film, which is being produced through another program at VIBE. I am an artist in the NExT program, which is a mentorship opportunity specifically for young, Black artists. I will be filming my project next month, which will then be exhibited at a gallery with an opening reception sometime in March.

What other projects have you worked on since leaving Humber?

I produced a short documentary/proof of concept for a future, longer film; I applied for and received a grant from ArtReach for a project I will be running this summer involving workshops and a gallery; and in general have been planning my next film projects.

I also work as a freelancer, so I have continued to do freelance editing and filming since graduation, as well as working as a contract facilitator at some non-profits in the city, as I am passionate about working with and mentoring youth through arts education opportunities.

How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?

I made some of my closest friends while at Humber, and I still work with my crew today. It feels good to be able to collaborate with each other outside of the school setting, and it's great when I'm able to pick who I want to work with.

Photo credit: Aniqa Rahman.

Find out more about Keisha at @keishajamesvideo and @thebrokegallery on Instagram. Her current project is on Instagram at @wtdtyfilm. You can also read more about the VIBE Arts projects here:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/12/27/vibe-arts-brings-emerging-artists-work-to-ttc-subway-stations.html
https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9781496-vibe-arts-brings-emerging-artists-work-to-ttc-subway-stations/

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A Q&A with award-winning children’s author Nadia L. Hohn

A Q&A with award-winning children’s author Nadia L. Hohn

School of Writers

Mon, January 13, 2020

Over the last four years, Nadia L. Hohn has written both fiction and non-fiction, publishing picture books, literacy primers, and early readers.

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Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam

Humber Lakeshore Wins at Adobe Creative Jam

Tue, November 26, 2019

Four students in Humber’s Advertising & Graphic Design program won first place in the 2019 Adobe Creative Jam.

Competing in a field of 72 teams from six college, Team “A-Block” -- comprised of Nicolas Diaz, Emily Little, Julia Laing, and Chelsea Speck – created an app to address academic integrity. Check out some images of the app here.

The Adobe Creative Jam is a design challenge that asks students to create a visual or motion design concept based on a theme revealed at the event. After three hours and no rules, the teams present their work to the jury in front of a rapt audience. The 2019 Jam drew over 300 students from Sheridan, George Brown, Seneca, OCADU, Algonquin College, and Humber.

Congratulations to all the students who competed, and especially to Team “A-Block”!

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Students design data for future airport installation

Students design data for future airport installation

Thu, October 17, 2019

Students in the Graphic Design and Web Design and Interactive Media programs had one day to design a physical installation for airports across Canada.

The project is part of the Global Affairs Canada division of the Federal Government and aims to highlight the support Consular Services offer to Canadian travellers.

The hackathon event took place in the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and started with an introduction to the design challenge and a briefing call with the client where students were provided the information, materials and inspiration they needed to start their projects.

“When a client is involved, the experience is holistic and involves every aspect of working in the field,” says Bianca DiPietro, program coordinator of the Graphic Design program. “The dynamic between client and student is much more professional and holds a certain level of recognition.”

DiPietro and David Neumann, program coordinator of the Web Design and Interactive Media program say the opportunity for their students to work with real-life clients is great exposure—allowing students to communicate effectively, problem solve and work collaboratively with others.

The students gathered in small groups to design a concept while working with their faculty and advisors to complete their project proposals by the end of the day. Faculty will review the submissions and select up to eight concepts based on uniqueness, creativity and execution. The selected submissions will be shared with Global Affairs Canada to consider the concepts further.  

For one group, their concept is a three-dimensional, hollow hemisphere that resembles a globe and features data and information within it. User-friendly to all ages, the globe can be tilted or spun around to allow users to see inside the globe and learn about Consular Services. 

“Projects like this give validation to the program and show trust in us as working professionals by allowing us to have our work showcased and potentially have our work attached to the Government of Canada,” says Gizaham Jones, third-year Graphic Design student.

Using different skills and methods, a Web Design and Interactive Media group’s concept includes movable Plexiglass panels. With infographics and data printed or engraved onto the materials, the installation will allow natural light in airports like Toronto Pearson Airport to reflect onto it. The concept also features QR codes and Near-field communication (NFC) codes, which lead users to find more information on the government’s website using their smartphones.

“Being able to have clients give you an open-ended project to work with is a great way to get your creativity and development moving and apply what we’ve learned so far,” says Paul Cudmore, second-year Web Design and Interactive Media student.

The hackathon is part of Humber’s Data storyLAB, which is an innovative hub for data-driven storytelling. Based out of the North Campus, the storyLAB will produce year-round research and partnership opportunities for student learning and engagement.

“StoryLAB is an opportunity for students to pair with reporters, developers and coders to discuss the influence data can create in different journalistic settings. The lab demonstrates how data can transform and impact politics, social justice, and the day-to-day lives of Canadians,” says DiPietro.

Humber’s storyLAB and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting recently created a storyLAB Data Journalism Grant to support independent data-driven journalism. 

For the inaugural grant, Humber and The Pulitzer Center are accepting proposals for stories related to Indigenous lands and property rights. The grant will provide up to $10,000 for a freelance journalist or team of journalists to explore a related story from a data-driven perspective.

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This article, by Alysia Burdi, was first published by Humber Today on September 20, 2019. Read the article in it's original context.

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Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

Humber professors nominated for prestigious literary awards

School of Writers

Wed, October 02, 2019

Professors David Bezmozgis and Nicola Winstanley have been nominated for two of Canada's most prestigious literary awards.

David Bezmozgis, co-ordinator of Humber’s creative writing graduate certificate, has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize for Immigrant City, his sophmore short story collection. Bezmozgis is no stranger to Giller nominations; his novels, The Free World and The Betrayers, were shortlisted in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The $100,000 prize will be presented at a gala on November 18.

Nicola Winstanley, co-ordinator of Humber’s Media Foundation program, is a finalist for a 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People's Literature – Illustrated Books category. How to Give Your Cat a Bath is the fourth book by the acclaimed children's author. She is a past recipient of both an Ezra Jack Keats Foundation New Writer Award and a Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. The winners of the Governor General's Literary Awards, valued at $25,000 in each category, will be announced on October 29.

Congratulations, David and Nicola!

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Aaron Berhane Wins 2019 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

Aaron Berhane Wins 2019 Writers-in-Exile Scholarship

School of Writers

Thu, September 26, 2019

Aaron Berhane is the recipient of the 2019 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.

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A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills

A Q&A with David Kloepfer, author of Cheap Thrills

School of Writers

Thu, August 22, 2019

In October, after a decade of writing and rewriting, submitting and resubmitting, David Kloepfer’s first novel, Cheap Thrills, will hit bookstores.

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A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her

A Q&A with Hannah Brown, author of Look After Her

School of Writers

Fri, July 12, 2019

A good mentor doesn’t only suggest areas for improvement; they highlight your strengths and encourage you to embrace them.

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BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition

BDES Student Wins First Place at the Boundless 2019 Competition

Thu, June 13, 2019

Anushka Jadwani, a student the Bachelor of Design, has won first place in the Boundless 2019 Competition, the 7th annual Enabling Change competition.

For this year's competition, DX invited students studying in all design disciplines to submit proposals that develop creative solutions focussed on the accessible navigation of public spaces. Anushka's winning project was called “Connexus”, and the concept was a set of wearable bracelets for young children or older adults with cognitive impairments. The bracelets helped ensure caregivers were able to monitor the safety and location of their ward and help provide directional support and a feeling of security for the wearer.

Anushka and her team came up with the initial concept during a class project earlier this term, where BDES students hosted an ideation session with Fontys students in March. Anushka then refined this concept as part of her class project, submitted it to the competition and won! She was awarded $1500, and her work will be on display at the Design Exchange.

Congratulations, Anushka, on this stellar achievement.

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A Q&A with Sonia Saikaley, Author of The Allspice Bath

A Q&A with Sonia Saikaley, Author of The Allspice Bath

School of Writers

Thu, June 06, 2019

Every writer hears the advice “write what you know” at some point in their professional development. But Sonia Saikaley has always wanted to do that.

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A Q&A with Katie Munnik, Author of The Heart Beats in Secret

A Q&A with Katie Munnik, Author of The Heart Beats in Secret

School of Writers

Wed, May 22, 2019

Writing advice isn’t hard to find, but sometimes it’s hard to take—especially when it’s your own.

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A Q&A with Carolyn Bennett, author of Please Stand By

A Q&A with Carolyn Bennett, author of Please Stand By

School of Writers

Tue, April 09, 2019

She’s worked as a standup comic and a TV writer, so it’s only natural that Carolyn Bennett’s new project would draw on both of those experiences.

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David Albertyn’s Undercard is a knock out with publishers

David Albertyn’s Undercard is a knock out with publishers

School of Writers

Wed, March 13, 2019

It’s a familiar motif in literary circles: the unpublished manuscript in a desk drawer or dark corner of a hard drive.

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A Q&A with Leslie Timmins, author of Every Shameless Ray

A Q&A with Leslie Timmins, author of Every Shameless Ray

School of Writers

Tue, January 22, 2019

Writing is often a solitary activity, but connecting with other writers, even informally, has benefits that extend far beyond the social.

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Graphic Design Students Collaborate on Brand Strategy for Oxford Hack

Graphic Design Students Collaborate on Brand Strategy for Oxford Hack

Wed, January 16, 2019

3rd-year students from the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma Program and PhD students from the University of Oxford collaborated together. 

They created a new brand and digital strategy for Oxford Hack, an annual hackathon that is hosted at the University in the UK. Main deliverables for this project were a new brand identity, social assets, website design, print materials, and promotional items.

It wasn't easy. With the time difference and also other obligations of both the Graphic Design students and the collaborating students in the UK, it was a bumpy road.

Fast forward to December 2018 and the result is an absolutely amazing outcome of such a messy but beautiful collaboration. The students created a beautiful brand, style, and collection of collateral that was used at the Oxford Hack 2018 on Nov 24 & 25 at the University of Oxford.

You can view the students' work on the Oxford Hack website and Facebook page.

The students experienced real-life struggles, design difficulties, and the challenges of working as a group internationally.

A big thank you to Vojtech Havlicek and Klaudia Krawiecka, PhD students at the University of Oxford for their openness to collaborate and provide a meaningful experience for the Graphic Design students at Humber College.

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A Q&A with Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (a.k.a. Rosanna Battigelli), author of La Brigantessa

A Q&A with Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (a.k.a. Rosanna Battigelli), author of La Brigantessa

School of Writers

Fri, January 11, 2019

As Robert McKee said, “Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.” 

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A Q&A with Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

A Q&A with Kate Blair, author of The Magpie’s Library

School of Writers

Wed, December 19, 2018

For some, third time’s the charm. But Kate Blair has been three-times lucky.

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Applications Open for 2019 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

Applications Open for 2019 Summer Workshop in Creative Writing

School of Writers

Tue, December 11, 2018

Connect with writers and get expert feedback from established authors and publishing professionals in our Summer Workshop in Creative Writing.

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Humber School for Writers Partners with Toronto Writers' Centre to Offer Exclusive Discount

Humber School for Writers Partners with Toronto Writers' Centre to Offer Exclusive Discount

School of Writers

Wed, November 28, 2018

Working on a new project? Need a quiet space to write and to connect with other professionals? The Toronto Writers’ Centre can help!

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A Q&A with alumna Anita Kushwaha, Author of Side by Side

A Q&A with alumna Anita Kushwaha, Author of Side by Side

School of Writers

Tue, October 16, 2018

While the proverb assures us that practice makes perfect, writing and publishing are never without challenges.

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Humber's Film and Television Production Program Student Wins Prestigious Cinematography Scholarship

Humber's Film and Television Production Program Student Wins Prestigious Cinematography Scholarship

Fri, September 28, 2018

Humber’s Film and Television Production, Advanced Diploma Program congratulates third-year student Michael Kashuba. 

Michael is the winner of the William F. White/Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematography Scholarship for 2018.

This prestigious award is given to a successful full-time post-secondary Canadian student who is currently enrolled in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies at an accredited College or University Cinematography program.

Paul Bronfman, Whites Chairman and CEO, and Rick Perotto, VP of Business Development, presented Kashuba with the award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 11, 2018 at a gathering of industry professionals.

“Never in my life (this early anyway) did I picture myself speaking in front of the people I read about in Canadian Cinematographer,” says Kashuba. “[These are people] whose work I watch on the big screen, and whose methods and dedication to cinema inspire me everyday.”

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A Q&A with Liz Harmer, 2018 Journey Prize Nominee and the Author of The Amateurs

A Q&A with Liz Harmer, 2018 Journey Prize Nominee and the Author of The Amateurs

School of Writers

Wed, September 26, 2018

If you didn’t already know her name from her essays and stories, you certainly know it now.

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Second Annual Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Announced

Second Annual Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Announced

School of Writers

Wed, September 26, 2018

Onder Deligoz is the recipient of the 2018 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship.

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A Q&A with Lindsay Wong, Author of The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

A Q&A with Lindsay Wong, Author of The Woo Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

School of Writers

Tue, September 11, 2018

In 2015 Lindsay Wong joined Humber's Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry program, where she worked with author Jami Attenberg.

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A Q&A with alumna Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree and Black Beach

A Q&A with alumna Glynis Guevara, author of Under the Zaboca Tree and Black Beach

School of Writers

Tue, June 12, 2018

While many writers know their vocation from a very young age, others realize their calling later in life.

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One On One With Industry Leaders

One On One With Industry Leaders

Wed, April 25, 2018

Radio and TV broadcasting students had the opportunity to spend time with news directors and award-winning journalists. 

They did this at the Radio-TV-Digital News Association (RTDNA) Central Canada meeting on Saturday, April 25 at Humber College, North Campus. The format was like speed-dating  where students spent five minutes with a news director or journalist.

Along with the networking opportunity, students were able to bring along a sample of their TV or radio work on a phone or tablet for some instant feedback and coaching.

The events drew students from Humber College and other broadcasting programs in and around the GTA.

Industry leaders at the event included Paul Rogers, Senior Vice President of CTV, Mike Crawley, CBC reporter, Kym Geddes, News Director at Newstalk 1010 and City News reporter Amanda Ferguson.

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A Q&A with alumna Rebecca Higgins, author of The Colours of Birds

A Q&A with alumna Rebecca Higgins, author of The Colours of Birds

School of Writers

Mon, March 12, 2018

When the best-laid plans go awry, they sometimes do so with serendipitous results. 

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Q&A with Joyce Grant about U Gloucestershire MA

Q&A with Joyce Grant about U Gloucestershire MA

School of Writers

Tue, February 27, 2018

Author Joyce Grant was so pleased with her experience at the Humber School for Writers.

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Carolyn Boll, Author of Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry

Carolyn Boll, Author of Social Dance: A Book of Ballroom Poetry

School of Writers

Wed, November 01, 2017

A good creative mentor is one whose wisdom and guidance carries you forward as you hone your craft and build your career.

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Photography Grad Provides Cover for Snowboard Canada Magazine

Photography Grad Provides Cover for Snowboard Canada Magazine

Mon, October 16, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Chris Fitzsimmons on his current publication on the cover of Snowboard Canada Magazine!

 

Chris is a recent graduate of the Photography program and has been working part-time with the School of Media Studies for the past 2 years. Outside of Humber, Chris continues to work on career development and honing his craft behind the camera. A natural result to his outstanding efforts, Chris’ hard work has been deservedly rewarded.

Snowboard Canada Magazine has been Canada’s premier national snowboard magazine for more than two decades, and has outsold all other snowboard magazines since their launch in 1992.

Chris will also be featuring a collection of his work at his first solo art exhibit “Busy Boarding”, this Saturday, October 13, 2018, and Moguls in Mocean in Orangeville, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

We are fortunate to have someone like Chris on our team, and we wish him even more success in the future!

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Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

Inaugural PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship Awarded to Ava Homa

School of Writers

Tue, September 19, 2017

Echoes from the Other Land Author to work with David Bezmozgis on new manuscript.

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Humber Students Collaborate with Legalswipe to Redesign Mobile App

Humber Students Collaborate with Legalswipe to Redesign Mobile App

Thu, July 27, 2017

Students from Professor Robert Blain's second-year Web Design and Interactive Media class were asked to redesign Legalswipe's innovative app.

The app aimed to provide users with quick, accurate knowledge on their legal rights when confronted by a police officer. However, after the apps initial launch in 2015, Legalswipe soon discovered there were several usability growing pains. Users could not reliably navigate the app in the heat of the moment, and as such, were not fully enticed to use the app.

Legalswipe reached out to Humber for help, and that's where Robert Blair and his students entered the picture. The students took on this Applied Research project and used Humber's state-of-the-art Usablity Lab to redesign the Legalswipe app to be more dynamic and aesthetically appealing. In the end, the students exceeded Legalswipe Co-Founder Christien Levien's expectations. He remarked that the students succeed in making the app more fun and intuitive to use.

The opportunity proved to be an excellent real-world learning experience for the students and a great piece to add to their portfolio. Congrats to the second-year Web Design and Interactive Media students for their hard work and their contributions to making this important app a success.

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"None of the Above" Airs on TVO

"None of the Above" Airs on TVO

Mon, February 27, 2017

As part of a Short Doc Contest, TVO aired Humber's FMTV's "None of the Above" on February 26th, 2017.

None of the Above is a second-year documentary by Film & Television Production students, Tassja Graf (Director) and Madeline Ciuffreda (Producer). It is a story about Elliot, a young student living in Toronto who identifies as agender.

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Humber Grad Creates Ahlan (Welcome) Bear For Syrian Newcomer Children

Humber Grad Creates Ahlan (Welcome) Bear For Syrian Newcomer Children

Wed, December 21, 2016

With Simon Au, Web Design and Interactive Media grad, Dustin Gamble, created a talking stuffed animal to welcome Syrian newcomer children to Canada.

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Deepam Wadds on Winning Writing Prizes

Deepam Wadds on Winning Writing Prizes

School of Writers

Mon, November 07, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Deepam Wadds recently won The Writers' Union of Canada's 23rd annual Short Prose Competition.

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Breath of Life - A Student Documentary

Breath of Life - A Student Documentary

Mon, August 01, 2016

Helene Campbell was an average teenager when she discovered she had a life-threatening illness.

In Breath of Life she recounts her struggle to survive, the arduous task of waiting for treatment and how she has accepted her new-found role as a champion of organ donation awareness. 

Breath of Life is a second-year documentary from Film & Television Production students Fiona Cleary (Director) and Justin MacDonald (Producer). The film was available on all of Air Canada's in-flight entertainment systems, as part of this year's EnRoute Film Festival. The film was in competition, along with 12 other films, and won Air Canada enRoute Film Festival People’s Choice award.

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Cathie Borrie: Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

Cathie Borrie: Getting a Book Deal When No One Wants to Publish Your Book

School of Writers

Mon, June 20, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Cathie Borrie wrote The Long Hello in 2008, just as the economy crashed.

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Anne Bishop: Breaking Out At 65

Anne Bishop: Breaking Out At 65

School of Writers

Fri, June 03, 2016

Humber School for Writers grad Anne Bishop recently won the top prize for an unfinished manuscript in the Atlantic Writing Competition.

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Shari Lapena: Sixteen Years to Overnight Success

Shari Lapena: Sixteen Years to Overnight Success

School of Writers

Tue, April 26, 2016

Humber grad Shari Lapena's latest novel and first thriller, The Couple Next Door, is due out this summer.

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Student Competitions: Award-Winning Creativity

Student Competitions: Award-Winning Creativity

Mon, April 18, 2016

Humber Creative Photography Students Shine at the Professional Photographers of Canada National Salon.

The 2016 Professional Photographers of Canada National Salon was held in Calgary on April 18, 2016. Humber Creative Photography students won three of four awards available to students.

Humber Creative Photography students entered the salon in three image categories: Commercial, Portrait, and General. During the competition, the students' images were mixed in with those of professional photographers and judged by a panel of nine Master Photographers. The jury was unaware of the status of the image-makers in the initial judging phase and after the first round of judging, the student images that were accepted were separated from the professional pictures and re-judged to find the best photographs in the Commercial, Portrait, and General student categories.

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Lawyer/ Writer…Writer/Lawyer

Lawyer/ Writer…Writer/Lawyer

School of Writers

Thu, February 18, 2016

In early 2011, after my first novel, “Old City Hall,” was published, I was fortunate to move my criminal law office into Eddie Greenspan’s building.

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Mina Walking Receives "Discovery Award" at Canadian Screen Awards

Mina Walking Receives "Discovery Award" at Canadian Screen Awards

Tue, February 09, 2016

FMP grad, Andrew Korogyi and FMTV grad, Yosef Baraki, have been honoured again for their film, Mina Walking.

The film has been awarded the first-ever 'Discovery Award' at the Canadian Screen Awards!

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Singing in Diaspora Screening

Singing in Diaspora Screening

Mon, November 09, 2015

Congrats to Film and Media Production student Sabchu Rinpoché on the screening of his film Singing in Diaspora at the Ottawa Tibet Film Festival!

The Ottawa Tibet Film Festival is an emerging festival, with a strong lineup of films. Singing in Diaspora will be screened as part of the festival on March 20, 2016, at the Mayfield Theatre.

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Grads Create iBook for Hennessy

Grads Create iBook for Hennessy

Mon, October 19, 2015

Congratulations to Advertising Account Management grads Tony and Matt and Multimedia Design and Development grads Andrew Langemann and Kenny St.Jean. 

These for alumni launched their work for Angle Media Group on the brand new Hennessy book - Shaken and Stirred: Hennessy Crafted Cocktails and Mixed Drinks as part of Angle Media Group! 

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Grads Work on Large New Endeavour for Canadian Tire

Grads Work on Large New Endeavour for Canadian Tire

Tue, October 13, 2015

Congratulations to Multimedia Design and Development grads Andrew Langemann and Wale Sholubi on their work on a new endeavour from Canadian Tire. 

As part of Angle Media Group, Andrew and Wale worked on the launch of Canadian Tire's new campaign " How To Videos' with the tag line " Don't Worry... You got this!" Wale worked on the pre-production and Andrew edited all the videos in English and in French. Congratulations on the great work!

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Vocal Showcase - Presented by Humber Music

Vocal Showcase - Presented by Humber Music

Humber

Fri, February 21, 2020 | 08:00 PM - 10:15 PM
All Campuses

Humber Music presents The Vocal Showcase!

Date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020
Time: 8pm
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus, A Building Auditorium

Tickets: General admission: $15, senior/student: $10. Humber Music Students are free. Tickets are available in advance here.

*Please note that only debit and credit will be accepted at the door*

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Artist-In-Residence Showcase - Presented by Humber Music

Artist-In-Residence Showcase - Presented by Humber Music

Humber

Fri, March 06, 2020 | 08:00 PM - 10:15 PM
All Campuses

Join us for the Artist-in-Residence Showcase with special guest, Terri Lyne Carrington.

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 8pm
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus, A Building Auditorium

Tickets: General admission: $15, senior/student: $10. Humber Music Students are free. Tickets are available in advance here.

*Please note that only debit and credit will be accepted at the door*

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Spring Showcase - Presented by Humber Music

Spring Showcase - Presented by Humber Music

Humber

Fri, April 03, 2020 | 08:00 PM - 10:15 PM
All Campuses

Join us for the last big concert of the season!

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 8pm
Location: Humber College Lakeshore Campus, A Building Auditorium

Tickets: General admission: $15, senior/student: $10. Humber Music Students are free. Tickets are available in advance here.

*Please note that only debit and credit will be accepted at the door*

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Performance Week - Presented by Humber Music

Performance Week - Presented by Humber Music

Humber

Mon, April 06, 2020 to Thu, April 09, 2020
All Campuses

Join us for Performance Week 2020, a week-long series of concerts running from 9am-6pm each day~

Check back for the full schedule, posted in late March.

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